Today we face an alarming lack of education and knowledge about the facts and history of the Holocaust. In fact, a recent survey found that 2 out of 3 millennials do not know the historical significance of Auschwitz.  

Recognizing that anti-Semitism, Holocaust denial, and Holocaust revisionism is on the rise, the Israeli-American Civic Action Network (ICAN) in Nevada decided to take the lead and make Holocaust education a priority through the establishment of the Nevada State Holocaust Museum.

At a time when fewer and fewer Holocaust survivors and other eyewitnesses are alive to share their story it is important that we do all we can to preserve the memory of those who suffered. It at this time when we must encourage education focused on the history, facts, and moral questions raised by the events of the Holocaust.

This is why ICAN is proud to stand with Assemblywoman Lisa Krasner in support of new legislation which will establish the Nevada State Holocaust Museum. Across the country, 29 other states have an official Holocaust memorial or museum and with the passage of this legislation, Nevada will be the 30th.

It is our hope that this museum will serve as a living memorial to the Holocaust and will inspire Nevadans statewide to confront hatred and promote human dignity. Drawing from local sources and perspectives, the Museum will serve as a center of active learning for Nevadans of all ages and all backgrounds, cultivating a sense of moral responsibility among our residents so that they will be prepared to respond constructively to incidents of hate and intolerance.

We ask that you join ICAN in supporting this important legislation, and this cause, as we strive to build a better Nevada for future generations.